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Neville insists Solskjaer must 'deal with' Man United's goalkeeper situation

Gary Neville has stated Manchester United need to sort out the goalkeeper position if they have any serious aspirations to win the league title.
The legendary former right-back's comments come in the wake of incumbent David de Gea making two costly errors against Everton as United gave away a two-goal lead to draw 3-3.

De Gea's deputy Dean Henderson, 23, is a promising young player and has Premier League experience with Sheffield United but remains untested in the intense pressure of a title race.

And Neville stated the club need to buy a new goalkeeper or else risk throwing away their title chances again.

He told the Webby and O'Neill channel: 'We have to start asking questions about David de Gea, of course we do. The mistakes are coming more regularly and they cost points. And the game-winning saves and one-on-one saves are coming less.

'If Pep Guardiola or (Jurgen) Klopp came in to Manchester United in six months' time, they would bring a new goalkeeper in.

'That might be tough on Henderson, but to chance it - do you gamble with winning the league? That's the first question, is the keeper right? That's number one, deal with the keeper situation.'

The ex-England assistant manager also refused to rule United out of a title push this year, but backed local rivals Manchester City to outgun them over the whole season.

He added: 'You have to say we are still in the title hunt - obviously we're only a few points off City. I don't think any United fan would say we're out of it.

'But I don't think City are going to make that many mistakes, which means United have to win every game. And we're going to make mistakes, because we're an inconsistent team.

'What I really hope is that they hang in there on City's coat-tails, get into that second spot, and that will be progression again.'

City eased past Tottenham 3-0 on Saturday to move seven points clear of second-placed Leicester at the top of the table with a game in hand.


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